Steven Cozza’s Giro Bello Classic 2011
Online registration opened January 24, 2011 for Steven Cozza’s Giro Bello
Classic in Santa Rosa is limited to only 500 participants, so early registration
is highly recommended....
Steven Cozza’s Giro Bello
4 Beautiful Rides – 2 Lifesaving Causes
A Benefit For The Santa Rosa Rotary Club &
The Institute for Myeloma & Bone
Cancer Research (IMBCR)
The Giro Bello is a fundraiser for two really great
charities (reaching out globally to children with the polio vaccine and lymphoma
cancer research). Our goal is to have
500 riders take part in our one day event with 4 different routes each a
different level so all can ride it. Steven
In this season of giving, professional cyclist, Steven Cozza from Petaluma,
California, has decided to give his time and energy toward the eradication and
cure of two very serious diseases. Which is why he has chosen to establish this
event, Steven Cozza’s Giro Bello Classic, with two outstanding non-profit
beneficiaries that will receive 100% of the net proceeds. The Rotary Club of
Santa Rosa is raising funds for Rotary International’s Polio Plus program which
is dedicated to eliminating this disease once and for all; and the Institute for
Myeloma and Bone Cancer Research, dedicated to the cure of painful, debilitating
and lethal blood and bone cancers that are the fastest-growing, and today,
affect over one million people in the U.S. alone.
The event will start and end at Analy High School, 6950 Analy Avenue,
Sebastopol, California on Saturday, June 25th, 2011.
“Giro Bello” means A Beautiful Ride in Italian – and what beautiful rides
these will be. Join Steven Cozza for the first annual event in Sebastopol,
California, offering 4 beautiful routes exhibiting the finest in Sonoma County
Fun Ride: (29.2 miles; ~ 1,110 feet of
climbing) Starts at 9:00 a.m.
This relatively flat route is great for beginners and family groups of all ages.
Metric Century: (100K route / 68.2 miles
~ 2,918 feet of climbing) Starts at 9:00 a.m.
This beautiful metric century takes riders through the wine country regions of
Alexander Valley and Dry Creek Valley. With only one serious climb, Chalk Hill,
this metric century is great for beginners taking on their first metric century.
Century: (102.2 miles; ~ 7,253 feet of
climbing) Starts at 8:00 a.m.
This challenging century ride travels over the infamous Geysers. A route known
to local cyclists but seldom used for organized rides. Enjoy breathtaking views
of Alexander Valley as you climb the Geysers’ two peaks.
Double Century: (202.2 miles; ~ 16,688
feet of climbing) Starts at 5:00 a.m.
Ready for a serious challenge? Travel through the beautiful Sonoma Coast and
other great western Sonoma County destinations before joining back with the
Rider Registration Program:
Level - Fun Ride - Metric Century - Century - Double Century
Gold: $75 $100
$85 $110 $150
Bronze: $45 $ 65
$ 85 $125
Gold Level includes premium rider swag: e.g., autographed commemorative
T-shirt, dinner ticket +++
Silver Level includes mid-range rider swag: e.g., dinner ticket ++
Bronze Level includes basic rider swag: TBD
In addition to these 4 beautiful rides, there will be great food and a live
band for all participants and spectators at the start/stop location at Analy
High School (some dinner tickets are inclusive in the entry fee; the remainder
will be offered low-cost tickets)
Showers and changing rooms will be available at Analy High School. Riders
will also enjoy well-stocked and frequent rest stops on all routes.
Riders shall have the option (but no obligation) to solicit pledges and ride
to raise funds for either of these two worthy causes. For these riders, fabulous
fundraising incentives are planned.
Total event information, simplified registration and volunteer sign-up can be
completed by visiting the event website today:
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